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News Archive / The servers are now closed!
2015 Feb 22, 00:09:10


Hello everypony!

The Open Server Event has finished and the servers are now closed. Thanks everyone who played the game this weekend. We hope you all enjoyed your time in Equestria! We look forward to the next Open Server event where we hope to add even more content to the game! Please, feel free to send us your feedback on the game such as things that can be fixed or even suggestions for content to add at [email protected]. We really enjoy reading your suggestions to improve the game!

Until next time, see you later!
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Hello everypony!!

The Open Server Event is almost upon us! Servers open up at 12:01 AM EST on Friday January 20th (i.e. tomorrow, in roughly three hours). We hope you're as excited as we are! To get you ready for the Open Server Event, here are the download links for the game client. Go ahead and pick the download that corresponds to your machine's operating system and you'll be set to enter Equestria first thing tomorrow! Just know that the game won't let you log in until our game servers open up. Got that? Okay!

Windows (x86 / 32-bit): Removed, see you next time! Updated
Windows (x64 / 64-bit): Removed, see you next time! Updated
Mac OS X: Removed, see you next time! Updated
Linux: Removed, see you next time! Updated

Please Note: Your browser might inform you that the file is malicious! Don't worry though, it's still safe!

How to unblock a download on Chrome
If you are using Google Chrome, it may try to block the download because Google Chrome is silly. To skip the filter, hit Ctrl-J to open your downloads window and click "Recover Malicious File"

Take note that with each Open Server event, we enable new fixes and features. Therefore, we have to wipe game data on our servers with each update. Character data and items collected from previous Open Server events will NOT carry over.

Thanks again for all your support everyone! Next stop, Equestria!

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Hello everyone!!

The most recent Open Server Weekend suffered from connection issues and room crashes. Despite the problems, we managed to set a new record for the most players on simultaneously; but we know that it wasn't the ideal experience we had hoped for, and that a lot of you still didn't get a chance to experience the game. Plus, these events are our opportunity to make sure everything in the game's working as intended.

To give you a bit more insight, one of the major issues we had to deal with involved a DDoS attack on our servers. What is a DDoS attack you might ask? Well, check out this cool link I stumbled upon while pondering that same question myself: http://www.digitalattackmap.com/understanding-ddos/. What follows are screenshots of the traffic we received during the DDoS attack.

http://i.imgur.com/mqN6sBD.png
http://i.imgur.com/Q7nm37I.png
http://i.imgur.com/49czBuD.png
http://i.imgur.com/xu1sRCY.png
http://i.imgur.com/vA1LCyn.png

Those inbound numbers would look really cool if this was an internet speed test. Unfortunately, that's not the case here. Those high inbound numbers mean too many fake connections were trying to reach our servers keeping out real connections (i.e. actual players) from enjoying the game. Not very fun if you ask me. We're constantly working behind the scenes addressing problems as they come up. However, we know that still doesn't change the fact that many players were left out from enjoying the last Open Server Weekend.

Therefore, to make up for those that were unable to play last Open Server Weekend, and to give us another chance to test our systems and some new fixes, we'd like to give everyone another opportunity to explore Equestria. That's why we'll be holding another Open Server Test soon, on February 20-21!

We'll make another announcement once the game client is available to download. You will be able to to install the game client on your computer prior to the Open Server Test, but remember, the servers won't be open until 12:01 AM EST on Friday, February 20th. The servers will close on Saturday, February 21st at 11:59 PM EST.

Hope to see you then!

(P.S. Here's a cool countdown. Enjoy!)

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News Archive / The Servers are now Closed!
2015 Jan 27, 00:10:45


Hello, everyone!

The Open Server Weekend has ended and the servers are now closed.

We hope you all enjoyed playing our game! We all had a lot of fun and learned a lot from you that will come in useful for future updates!

If you still want to submit screenshots, videos or fanart, feel free to post in this thread here: http://bit.ly/1t2M6f8

Thanks again, all!
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News Archive / Open Server Weekend Update
2015 Jan 24, 14:48:31
Hello everyone! We wanted to give you all a quick update on the situation with our servers.

The attack subsided early this morning and we were able to restore our servers to working order. The servers are still receiving a higher than normal load; because of this, you might receive errors attempting to connect to the servers. Please note that we are gathering data on the issue, and if you aren't able to connect now, please try attempting to connect in a little while.

If you find yourself stuck in a huge aerial view of the landscape after loading the game, this means you are currently in the waitlist. You will spawn in the area once an opening appears in the game.

Thanks for testing out our game! We hope you enjoy the Open Server Weekend!
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Hey everyone, we're happy to see the huge response to our Open Server Weekend! We even managed to break some records for the number of people logged in at once! Unfortunately, there are a few bad eggs that are spoiling the batch. As such, our servers are under a DDoS Attack. We would like to apologize if you are unable to access the server at this time or are experiencing issues playing the game. Our team is working now to rectify this issue and we hope to keep you updated on any resolutions as they come up.

Once again, thanks for your tremendous support! We hope to see you around during the Open Server Weekend.
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The servers are now open! Go, be free, horses!

Here's what you'll need to get started!

Forum Account
If you haven't already got one, you can make a forum account at http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register
A forum account is REQUIRED to login and play on the Legends of Equestria servers.

System Requirements
To run our game, you'll need to make sure you have the following:

  • 2 GB ram

  • Dual core processor, somewhere near 2 GHz. A single core processor works, but is not recommended

  • An okay graphics card. If the computer is made after 2007, you'll be fine. The bare minimum would probably be 128 MB vram, DirectX9.0c/OpenGL2.0

  • 1.5 gigabytes of hard drive space

  • OS: Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux



Downloading the Game

You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it will not work!

Please remember, the servers will only be open from January 24th-26th. You will only be able to login or play while the servers are open.

Choose the appropriate file for your OS --


Windows 32 bit: https://mega.co.nz/#!t5gmmI4J!bBBSsg65wZ9hyL9ldLek8kBifFv4v6v85uEY3w0Ec10

Windows 64 bit: https://www.mediafire.com/?qs0lgpactcbqb80

Windows Launcher: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7szX7edwE5Fa3ZUUjNFLV9KWXc/view?usp=sharing
or:
http://patches.legendsofequestria.com/Legends%20of%20Equestria%20Launcher.exe
(This will automatically download the most recent version of the game. Just push "update" and then "play" and you're good to go!)

Mac: http://www.mediafire.com/download/js8o15dv9c6h8bc/LoE-OSX_Uni_2015-01-22.zip

Linux:
https://mega.co.nz/#!F5VByZwR!yULPiyHuxrGujm8-5hgxgpfxzZ3MPgk2IXZPIfz9DaY

-- and you're good to go!
(There are mirror downloads available here.)

You will also be able to find these downloads on our downloads page, http://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads

Commands



































/listfriendsLists all your friends./logoutLogs out of the game.
/playersLists all the players in the room./helpLists all the commands.
/report <player name>Lets you report a player to the moderators. You can also click on a pony to report them./playervisible <true/false>Toggles your player invisible for you only, everyone else can still see you.
/cinemacamera <true/false>Your player will disappear and the camera turns into a camera-fly mode./removeitem <inventoryslot>Removes a game item according to the inventory slot it is in. Starts at 0.
/standMakes your pony stand./sitMakes your pony sit.
/danceMakes your pony dance./unwearallRemoves all items from your pony.
/facehoofMakes your pony facehoof./inventoryOpens your inventory.


Getting to Cloudopolis
In order to get to Cloudopolis, you must travel via the airship in Cantermore!

If you're in Cantermore, travel up the cliff to the airship port and board your way onto the airship.

If you're starting in Ponydale, you must first go to the train station and travel to Cantermore, and then go to the airship port.

Getting to Cantermore
In order to get to Cantermore, you must travel via train from Ponydale or via airship from Cloudopolis!

If you're in Ponydale, you must travel via train. The train station is just past Sugarcane Corner.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport located high up and to the right of the main cloud.

Getting to Ponydale
If you'd like to visit the quaint little town of Ponydale, you must go by train from Cantermore.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport and get to Cantermore.

Once you're in Cantermore, simply go to the train station by by Astral Charm.

Questing
Plenty of NPCs (Non-Player Characters) need help with their tasks! Some give out special prizes if you lend them a helping hoof!

Go up to any NPC, right click, and select "Talk." NPCs have a "..." over their name.

Listen to what they have to say, and be sure to follow their instructions in order to move on in the quest.

At the end, you might get a reward for your kindness!

Battling
Watch out when going to the Evershade Forest! It's home to some scary monsters!

In order to defend yourself against the creatures you'll encounter, try using your special combat abilities!

Earth Ponies have Seismic Buck and Rough Terrain, Unicorns have Rainbow Fields and Magical Arrow, and Pegasi have Dual Cyclone and Gale! All three races have Ground Pound.

When ready, select a creature, a target reticule should appear. Attack the mob by getting in their range and selecting your skill.

When the enemy's health gets to zero, they'll faint! Don't worry though, I'm sure they can just walk it off.

Parties
If you want to form a party with other players, you can right-click them and add them to your party!

Parties are useful for going out and exploring. You never know when you might run into monsters, and there is always safety in numbers!

Trading
Do you have an interesting item that you'd like to give to a friend? Well, you can trade them!

Simply right click on your friend and hit "Trade." The other pony needs to accept your trade for it to continue.

Once accepted, you'll see a screen. Left click and add the item to the trading menu.

When both players are satisfied with the trade, they both must hit "Ready." When both players hit "Ready," a "Done" button will appear. Once both players hit the "Done" button, the trade will be completed.

Stuck Somewhere?
Have no fear! No need to call the moderators! Simply type /stuck or unstuck me and you will be moved to the starting point of the map. (This will not work if you are in combat.)
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Hello everyone! You can now download the game in preparation for the Open Server Weekend!

The servers will open to the public at 12:01am EST on January 24th and close at 11:59pm on the 26th. The game will be available through the downloads page.

Please note that you must have a forum account before you can log in to the game. It is highly suggested that you register before the 24th, as the servers will be very busy once the weekend starts!

If you don`t have an account already, you can register here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register

You can see the system requirements for Legends of Equestria here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=2189.0


Windows 32 bit: https://mega.co.nz/#!t5gmmI4J!bBBSsg65wZ9hyL9ldLek8kBifFv4v6v85uEY3w0Ec10

Windows 64 bit: https://www.mediafire.com/?qs0lgpactcbqb80

Windows Launcher: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7szX7edwE5Fa3ZUUjNFLV9KWXc/view?usp=sharing
or:
http://patches.legendsofequestria.com/Legends%20of%20Equestria%20Launcher.exe
(This will automatically download the most recent version of the game. Just push "update" and then "play" and you're good to go!)

Mac: http://www.mediafire.com/download/js8o15dv9c6h8bc/LoE-OSX_Uni_2015-01-22.zip

Linux:
https://mega.co.nz/#!F5VByZwR!yULPiyHuxrGujm8-5hgxgpfxzZ3MPgk2IXZPIfz9DaY
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How do you like to celebrate the new year? Either spending time with family, or partying with friends? Inclined to stay up all night one day and sleep in the next? However you spend this time of year, I personally like to celebrate it with ponies and more ponies - and now you can too!

Tune in later this month, from the 24th to the 26th, and you'll find that the servers will be open for all of you to come in and enjoy the game! We can all have fun playing, dancing, doing quests, fighting monsters, or just sittin' in the town square with our buds.

The new build will be available on the 22nd of January on our downloads page. On the 24th, the servers will open at 12:01 AM EST and close on the 26th at 11:59 PM EST.
We have recently created a new server system, which so far has proven to be far more secure than the previous system. This is a test of the new system. Please remember that you must have a forum account in order to log in and play the game.

Everyone here on the team hopes to have some great fun together with you to kick off the new year, and we hope you'll join us for it! Roll on 2015!
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Hello, everyone!

We have opened the servers for a short time to prepare for a small-scale Network Architecture Test!

The servers are now closed.

Thanks to everyone who helped us test out our servers!
Be sure to keep an eye out for future Open Server Events!
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Hello, everyone!

We are now looking for writers and editors to join the Legends of Equestria team! If you have a passion for writing, are interested in game development, or just want to use your talents to help the game along, please feel free to send us an email!

Update: Writing applications are now closed! Thanks to all of you who applied!
92
Hello, everyone!
This is just a reminder that the Legends of Equestria team are hosting panels at BronyCAN AND BUCK this weekend!

Our BronyCAN panel takes place on Saturday, August 23rd at 12:15pm PDT and our BUCK panel takes place on Sunday, August 24th at 09:00am GMT.

If you're at either convention feel free to drop in!
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Hello, everyone!
The Legends of Equestria servers are closed!

Thanks for an awesome weekend, we hope you enjoyed your time with our game!
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The Retirement Home / Servers Now Open!
2014 Aug 08, 01:25:19



This is it! The Legends of Equestria servers are now open! You may now log in to the game and play for the whole weekend!

If you haven't already, here are your options for downloading the game:

Linux, Mac & Windows (64-bit) clients: https://drive.google.com/#folders/0BxOFrZEgMQzSZVBCU3htX1YxV1U

Windows (32-bit) client: https://drive.google.com/#folders/0BxOFrZEgMQzSZVBCU3htX1YxV1U

Disclaimer: Downloading game files from other sites may be unsafe. They may contain viruses.

You can also find these downloads on our downloads page, http://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads

You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it will not work!

Simply sign in with the same username and password that you use on the forums, and there you go!

Feel free to post any livestreams, videos, events, fanart or screenshots on our open server thread, which can be found here: http://tiny.cc/ShareWithEllowee and you may be shared on the Legends of Equestria Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook!
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Hi there, everyone!

Legends of Equestria is now available for download! Get it now, and prepare for the Open Server Weekend!

NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY LEGENDS OF EQUESTRIA UNTIL THE SERVERS OPEN AT 12:00AM EST ON AUGUST 8TH. THE SERVERS WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 11:59PM EST ON AUGUST 10TH

Here's what you'll need to get started!

Forum Account
If you haven't already got one, you can make a forum account at http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register
A forum account is REQUIRED to login and play on the Legends of Equestria servers.

Player Character Notice
Old characters will be buggy due to updates to the client. It is recommended that you create a new character before playing, even if it's just a copy of the old one.

System Requirements
To run our game, you'll need to make sure you have the following:

  • 2 GB ram

  • Dual core processor, somewhere near 2 GHz. A single core processor works, but is not recommended

  • An okay graphics card. If the computer is made after 2007, you'll be fine. The bare minimum would probably be 128 MB vram, DirectX9.0c/OpenGL2.0

  • 1.5 gigabytes of hard drive space

  • OS: Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux



Downloading the Game

You can download the Linux, Mac and Windows 64-bit clients here: https://drive.google.com/#folders/0BxOFrZEgMQzSZVBCU3htX1YxV1U

The Windows 32-bit client torrent can be found here: http://loedata.legendsofequestria.com/LoE-Windows_32%202014-08-07%20rc1.zip.torrent

Remember that you will need a forum account to play the game once the servers open. If you haven't already you can create one at http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register.

You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it will not work!

Please remember, the servers will only be open from August 8th-10th. You will only be able to login or play while the servers are open.

You will also be able to find these downloads on our downloads page, http://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads

Commands



































/listfriendsLists all your friends./logoutLogs out of the game.
/playersLists all the players in the room./helpLists all the commands.
/report <player name>Lets you report a player to the moderators. You can also click on a pony to report them./playervisible <true/false>Toggles your player invisible for you only, everyone else can still see you.
/cinemacamera <true/false>Your player will disappear and the camera turns into a camera-fly mode./removeitem <inventoryslot>Removes a game item according to the inventory slot it is in. Starts at 0.
/standMakes your pony stand./sitMakes your pony sit.
/danceMakes your pony dance./unwearallRemoves all items from your pony.
/facehoofMakes your pony facehoof./inventoryOpens your inventory.


Getting to Cloudopolis
In order to get to Cloudopolis, you must travel via the airship in Cantermore!

If you're in Cantermore, travel up the cliff to the airship port and board your way onto the airship.

If you're starting in Ponydale, you must first go to the train station and travel to Cantermore, and then go to the airship port.

Getting to Cantermore
In order to get to Cantermore, you must travel via train from Ponydale or via airship from Cloudopolis!

If you're in Ponydale, you must travel via train. The train station is just past Sugarcane Corner.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport located high up and to the right of the main cloud.

Getting to Ponydale
If you'd like to visit the quaint little town of Ponydale, you must go by train from Cantermore.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport and get to Cantermore.

Once you're in Cantermore, simply go to the train station by by Astral Charm.

Questing
Plenty of NPCs (Non-Player Characters) need help with their tasks! Some give out special prizes if you lend them a helping hoof!

Go up to any NPC, right click, and select "Talk." NPCs have a "..." over their name.

Listen to what they have to say, and be sure to follow their instructions in order to move on in the quest.

At the end, you might get a reward for your kindness!

Battling
Watch out when going to the Evershade Forest! It's home to some scary monsters!

In order to defend yourself against the creatures you'll encounter, try using your special combat abilities!

Earth Ponies have Seismic Buck and Rough Terrain, Unicorns have Rainbow Fields and Magical Arrow, and Pegasi have Dual Cyclone and Gale! All three races have Ground Pound.

When ready, select a creature, a target reticule should appear. Attack the mob by getting in their range and selecting your skill.

When the enemy's health gets to zero, they'll faint! Don't worry though, I'm sure they can just walk it off.

Parties
If you want to form a party with other players, you can right-click them and add them to your party!

Parties are useful for going out and exploring. You never know when you might run into monsters, and there is always safety in numbers!

Trading
Do you have an interesting item that you'd like to give to a friend? Well, you can trade them!

Simply right click on your friend and hit "Trade." The other pony needs to accept your trade for it to continue.

Once accepted, you'll see a screen. Left click and add the item to the trading menu.

When both players are satisfied with the trade, they both must hit "Ready." When both players hit "Ready," a "Done" button will appear. Once both players hit the "Done" button, the trade will be completed.

Stuck Somewhere?
Have no fear! No need to call the moderators! Simply type /stuck or unstuck me and you will be moved to the starting point of the map. (This will not work if you are in combat.)

We will post another update when the servers are open, so keep your eyes peeled!
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EDIT: This list is out-of-date! Our latest hiring information can be found here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=16286


Hello, everyone! Once again we're looking for new talent to join the Legends of Equestria team!

If you're interested in game development, passionate about ponies, or simply need a hobby which will put your talents to use, please feel free to send us an email! We are currently accepting applications for the following departments: Concept Artists, Level Designers, Script Implementers, VFX Artists, 2D Artists, 3D Character Animators, Human Resources, and Programmers [last updated September 21th, 2016]. All applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

Here are some guidelines for applying:

Concept Artists
Applicants must be comfortable drawing building exteriors, interiors, environmental art, and creatures in the style of the show. In order to apply for a concept artist position, please email [email protected]. Your email should consist of a link to your online portfolio, your Skype username, your primary email address, the amount of time you're able to devote to Legends of Equestria, and your reason for wanting to join the project. Please note that your portfolio should include something other than pony-related fan art.

Script Implementers
Script Implementers are responsible for transitioning written content into technical scripts readable by the servers, placing NPC's and mobs, and adding items. Applicants for this position should have a basic understanding of scripting or coding logic and an ability to debug errors. Potential implementers should be able to devote several hours each week to game work. If interested, please send applications to [email protected].

3D Character Animators
Applicants must be skilled in using Maya to create 3D character animations focusing heavily on quadrupeds.  Plus a willingness to learn.
In your application, please include how much time you are able to volunteer, your age, as well as links to examples of your work. Email attachments will not be accepted. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 examples including a walk cycle.
If you're interested, please follow the guidelines above and send your application to [email protected]

Design:
-Level Designer (a main focus right now!)
Level designers should have drawn work (hand or digital) of macro or micro scale level designs which factor in standard gaming conventions such as pathing, points of interest, mob spawns, elevation, framing, terrain features, quest potential, etc. Previous experience in a 3D engine (Unity, Unreal) is highly sought after. Map/level designers should expect to be trained in Unity to allow the implementation and editing of their designs. Please email [email protected] with examples of your work.

-VFX Artists (another crucial role we're looking to fill right now!)
VFX artists will primarily be in charge of creating and implementing spritesheet animations to be used for various player abilities and ambient world effects. This role will require a blending of traditional toon styled art creation and design with technical implementation in Unity (Shuriken knowledge is a HUGE plus!). If you enjoy creating particle based effects to add an extra kick of visual stimulation, this position is for you! Please email [email protected] with links to examples of your work.

2D Artists
To apply for the 2D team, please email [email protected] with a link to an online portfolio containing examples of your work.

Your portfolio should include:

- One or more textured models and texture sheets that you have created AND/OR your best environmental or architectural artwork.
- 3-5 Pieces of additional artwork that display good use of color, an ability to mimmick the art style of FiM, and good design sense.
- Any addtional works that you wish to include.

Art should be close to or of similar quality to the following works:

Textures and textured models:

http://i.imgur.com/wnaDU9t.png
http://i.imgur.com/dEbzLoK.png
http://i.imgur.com/Y4DWrvf.png

Architecture and environments:

http://i.imgur.com/kPkqqwk.png
http://i.imgur.com/D3cilk7.png
http://i.imgur.com/G17VywQ.png

Other Works:

http://i.imgur.com/xITE8kB.png
http://i.imgur.com/QYNN80s.png

The 2D team lead would like to see plenty of examples of environmental art or textured 3D art, moreso than 2D character work or fan art. Applicants must understand the basics of color theory, be able to mimic the art style of the environments and buildings Legends of Equestria, and be able to create vector graphics. Please state how much time you are able to devote to Legends of Equestria, and remember that you will be expected to complete at least one texture per week. Access to programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Flash is not necessary but would be very beneficial.

Human Resources
Legends of Equestria is looking for Human Resources specialists to be the glue of our game development process and help keep operations running smoothly and cleanly! If you are interested in becoming a part of our team and have skills in note-taking and maintaining updates, organization and databasing, and good communication skills all around, please contact [email protected] for further information on the application process.

Applicants for Human Resources must be at least 18 of years of age.

Programming
Potential programmers should be proficient in C# and the use of code to design working mechanics applicable to a 3D MMO environment. Experience and integration in Unity 3D is extremely helpful. To apply please send relevant examples of creative code design and a list of software you use/know to [email protected].
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Hello, everyone!

This is just a quick reminder that we're hosting a panel at BronyCon 2014! You can find us in the Hall of the Moon from 10:30pm-11:30pm on Friday, August 1st. If you'd like to know more about BronyCon or any of the other conventions we're attending you can find our convention roundup here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=12178.0

We're also holding another Open Sever Weekend shortly after BronyCon! From August 8th-10th the game will be available to  play. You can learn more about our Open Server Weekend here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=11989.0

Note that the open server takes place AFTER BronyCon. The game will not be available to play during the convention.

Here's what you'll need to get started!

Forum Account
If you haven't already got one, you can make a forum account at http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register
A forum account is REQUIRED to login and play on the Legends of Equestria servers.

System Requirements
To run our game, you'll need to make sure you have the following:

  • 2 GB ram

  • Dual core processor, somewhere near 2 GHz. A single core processor works, but is not recommended

  • An okay graphics card. If the computer is made after 2007, you'll be fine. The bare minimum would probably be 128 MB vram, DirectX9.0c/OpenGL2.0

  • 1.5 gigabytes of hard drive space

  • OS: Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux



Downloading the Game

The game will be made available for download a day or two before the servers open. There will be a forum post with further details when the game is made available.

You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it will not work!

Please remember, the servers will only be open from August 8th-10th. You will only be able to login or play while the servers are open.

You will also be able to find these downloads on our downloads page, http://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads

Commands



































/listfriendsLists all your friends./logoutLogs out of the game.
/playersLists all the players in the room./helpLists all the commands.
/report <player name>Lets you report a player to the moderators. You can also click on a pony to report them./playervisible <true/false>Toggles your player invisible for you only, everyone else can still see you.
/cinemacamera <true/false>Your player will disappear and the camera turns into a camera-fly mode./removeitem <inventoryslot>Removes a game item according to the inventory slot it is in. Starts at 0.
/standMakes your pony stand./sitMakes your pony sit.
/danceMakes your pony dance./unwearallRemoves all items from your pony.
/facehoofMakes your pony facehoof./inventoryOpens your inventory.


Getting to Cloudopolis
In order to get to Cloudopolis, you must travel via the airship in Cantermore!

If you're in Cantermore, travel up the cliff to the airship port and board your way onto the airship.

If you're starting in Ponydale, you must first go to the train station and travel to Cantermore, and then go to the airship port.

Getting to Cantermore
In order to get to Cantermore, you must travel via train from Ponydale or via airship from Cloudopolis!

If you're in Ponydale, you must travel via train. The train station is just past Sugarcane Corner.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport located high up and to the right of the main cloud.

Getting to Ponydale
If you'd like to visit the quaint little town of Ponydale, you must go by train from Cantermore.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport and get to Cantermore.

Once you're in Cantermore, simply go to the train station by by Astral Charm.

Questing
Plenty of NPCs (Non-Player Characters) need help with their tasks! Some give out special prizes if you lend them a helping hoof!

Go up to any NPC, right click, and select "Talk." NPCs have a "..." over their name.

Listen to what they have to say, and be sure to follow their instructions in order to move on in the quest.

At the end, you might get a reward for your kindness!

Battling
Watch out when going to the Evershade Forest! It's home to some scary monsters!

In order to defend yourself against the creatures you'll encounter, try using your special combat abilities!

Earth Ponies have Seismic Buck and Rough Terrain, Unicorns have Rainbow Fields and Magical Arrow, and Pegasi have Dual Cyclone and Gale! All three races have Ground Pound.

When ready, select a creature, a target reticule should appear. Attack the mob by getting in their range and selecting your skill.

When the enemy's health gets to zero, they'll faint! Don't worry though, I'm sure they can just walk it off.

Parties
If you want to form a party with other players, you can right-click them and add them to your party!

Parties are useful for going out and exploring. You never know when you might run into monsters, and there is always safety in numbers!

Trading
Do you have an interesting item that you'd like to give to a friend? Well, you can trade them!

Simply right click on your friend and hit "Trade." The other pony needs to accept your trade for it to continue.

Once accepted, you'll see a screen. Left click and add the item to the trading menu.

When both players are satisfied with the trade, they both must hit "Ready." When both players hit "Ready," a "Done" button will appear. Once both players hit the "Done" button, the trade will be completed.

Stuck Somewhere?
Have no fear! No need to call the moderators! Simply type /stuck or unstuck me and you will be moved to the starting point of the map. (This will not work if you are in combat.)
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Hello there, everyone! Everfree Northwest takes place tomorrow, so we'd like to give you a little reminder about the convention appearances we're making in the next few months!

Everfree Northwest
July 4-6

Everfree Northwest is an entirely volunteer-run convention most notable for their charity auction for the benefit of the Seattle Children's Hospital. Guests at the convention include voice actress Cathy Weseluck and comic book writer Tony Fleecs.

The Legends of Equestria panel takes place on July 5th from 12:30-14:00 and will be presented by Concept Art Leader Liska, Programming Lead Cerebrate, and 2D Art Department co-leaders Kit & Vector.

You can find out more about Everfree Northwest here: https://everfreenw.com/. You can find their event schedule here: https://everfreenw.com/events

BronyCon
August 1-3

BronyCon will be held in the at the Baltimore Convention Center and the Hilton Baltimore, located in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, MD. Guests include voice actress Andrea Libman and MLP Co-Director "Big" Jim Miller.

The Legends of Equestria Panel will take place at the Moon Hall on August 1st from 10:30-11:30 PM.

If you would like to know more about BronyCon go to http://bronycon.org/. For a timetable of all the events going on at BronyCon go to http://bronycon.org/events/schedule/.

BronyCAN
August 22-24

BronyCAN is one of Canada's largest conventions, taking place at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre. Guests include MLP:FiM co-executive Producer Jayson Thiessen and composer Daniel Ingram.

You can read more about BronyCAN here: https://bronycan.ca/

BUCK
August 23-24

BUCK is the UK's premier MLP convention, with fans and guests from all across Europe and beyond converging at Manchester's Central Convention Centre, including MLP scriptwriter Dave Polsky & IDW Colourist Heather Breckel.

Legends of Equestria will appear as part of the FiM++ panel on Aug. 24th from 09:00-11:00 along with fellow game developers Clockwork Stallions.

For more information about BUCK go to http://www.buckcon.org/. For their convention schedule go to http://www.buckcon.org/events.

We would also like to remind you that we're hosting another open server weekend from August 8th-10th. The game will be made available for download on August 7th. You can find out more about the open server weekend here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=11989.0
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Legends of Equestria will be presenting a panel at BronyCAN! One of the largest conventions in Canada will be held from August 22-24 at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Richmond, BC.

During the panel staff members Blue Ink, Liska, and Cerebrate will discuss the game and its development, show off various features and answer any questions you may have about the game. If there's anything you've ever wanted to know about the game or even if you'd just like to see how things are going with development feel free to stop by and have a look. When we get specific times, we'll let you know!

A demo version of the game will also be available to play at con. This will be after the next open server weekend (which you can read about here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=11989.0) so it will be the last chance to play for a while!

Check out BronyCan's website here for more information: https://bronycan.ca/

Hope to see you there!
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***THESE RULES ARE NO LONGER UPDATED. PLEASE REFER TO OUR RULES PAGE INSTEAD!***

Section One - The Golden Rules and Staff Rights

1.) The Golden Rule - Be respectful and considerate to those around you. Remember that on the other side of the screen is another human being reading what you've posted. Keep that in mind and behave.

2.) Episode Spoilers/leaks - Not everyone will have had the chance to view the latest episode at the same time of the same day as you; keep that in mind when discussing the new episodes. This also covers any leaked information; such materials should not be discussed. Any discussion of events that happen in the episodes/movies (whether they have been released or revealed in leaks) is to be contained within the spoiler tag until the Monday after the episode has aired, or one week after the movie has released.

3.) Moderators have the final say - While these rules cover the most common situations, there are situations and circumstances where they do not. As such, we reserve the right to take any action that we deem necessary to ensure that the game and forum rules are not disputed or abused in any way. We also reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates these rules.

Section Two - General Conduct for the Forums

4.) No Rule Lawyering - Attempting to enforce the rules as a user, whilst generally a nice gesture, is prohibited. It's not the user's job to enforce these rules among their fellow users; this is akin to "vigilante justice." If you spot someone breaking a rule, report them in the Moderation Corner using the provided template, and let the moderators handle it.

5.) No Spamming - 'Ignorant', 'pointless', and 'annoying messages' basically sums up what spamming is. It isn't necessary to have your name on the front page for every single thread on the forums, which is known as flooding. Do not post things that aren't relevant to the topic at hand. Your POST COUNT has absolutely no meaning to it.
 
    a.) Any threads created in order to notify the public of anyone's projected absence from the forums and/or game, whether temporary or permanent, will be regarded as spam. If a user feels a need to notify one or more individuals about an upcoming absence of either themselves or anyone, they are encouraged to do so via private messages, or by posting information in a pre-existing topic regarding said parties in the "Introductions" board.

6.) No Trolling - Trolling is the act of deliberately annoying someone to the point of making them angry, or starting an unnecessary flame war. Do not do this, at all.

7.) No Advertising - Legends of Equestria is not an advertising platform. If you want to show off your work, and direct people to where they can see more of it (for example, pony artwork), that's perfectly fine, so long as it's suitably safe-for-work; similarly, if people express an interest in commissions, that is fine as well. We are not, however, a place to advertise a commercial product. Moderators will decide on a case-by-case basis whether a specific instance goes against this rule.

8.) No Obscenity - We require everyone to observe and maintain common sensitivity and a sense of decency. This includes:
 
     a.) No racist, bigoted, vulgar, or distasteful language.
     b.) No adult situations in any portion of the site. This includes non-public areas.
     c.) Gore is strongly prohibited. This is a family-friendly site where people of all ages venture.
     d.) Weapons can only be used as props.


9.) No Flaming / Arguing - Intelligent public debate is welcomed, however the moment your post contains insults or personal attacks, you are in violation of this rule and your post will be removed immediately. These will not be tolerated on this forum. We expect everyone to treat each other in a way which they, themselves, want to be treated, and that is with respect.

10.) Do not harass anyone - Harassment in any form is taken seriously. Do not do it under any circumstances; attacking, badgering, and repeatedly disturbing members is not only rude, but not allowed. Threatening members results in an instant ban.

11.) Inappropriate usernames are prohibited - Usernames can not be offensive, derogatory, or vulgar. If you register with a distasteful username, you will be asked to change it. If you refuse, a staff member will change it for you. We are a family-friendly forum and game.

12.) Don't abuse forum features - We have fun features on the forums such as emotes, url / video implementation, moving text, and large font. Do not abuse these features by spamming them.

13.) Avoid sensitive material at all costs - Topics such as sexuality, religion, and politics have a reputation for getting heated pretty quickly. Do not attempt to talk about such things, or ever bring them up. Avoid posting anything like sexual orientation, religious standpoints, or political standpoints in any threads, personal text, and/or signatures. Our forums are not a place for this.
 
     a.) Do not, under any circumstances, bring up "personal issues" to the forum or chatbox. You can talk about said issues in PM's, but please do not burden the public space with your heavy baggage.

14.) Limited personal information such as Skype usernames, Discord IDs, etc. are allowed to be shared. Please note, however, that Legends of Equestria is not responsible for anything that happens in Discord conversations, over Skype messages, etc. Personal information such as real names, addresses, phone numbers, Facebook links, and pictures of yourself are not allowed to be shared.

15.) Double posting is prohibited - If you forgot something in your last post, there is a handy feature called the "Modify" button in which you can include the information you had forgotten. Frequent double posting could be regarded as spam.

16.) Controversial Posts - If you believe something is controversial, questionable, or against the rules do not post it!

17.) No inappropriate outgoing links - Anything that you link to must be child-friendly and safe for work. This includes links to:
 
     a.) Tumblr
     b.) deviantART
     c.) Flickr
     d.) Instagram
     e.) Discord servers
     f.) Etc.

18.)Keep discussions in the correct place - Each section of our forum is labelled for the specific topics that are intended to be discussed there. If you want to discuss any particular topic, please make sure you're doing so in the correct place. Threads that violate this rule may be moved or removed.

19.) No discussions of how to hack/exploit the game - Legends of Equestria is an ongoing project, meaning that bugs will be present that could be used to gain an advantage over players that aren't exploiting it. Once such a bug has been fixed, however, any instructions given or materials made to explain how to continue exploiting it (editing game files, modifying older versions of the client to connect to the server after an update to continue using an exploit, hacking, etc), or create/use any other kind of exploit that is not present in the latest version of the game without such modification, will be dealt with severely. If you find such instructions or materials, rather than discussing them in the chat, please share them with the team (by emailing [email protected], reporting it through our Phabricator system, reporting them to moderation, etc.) instead.

Section Three - In Character / Role-play Rules

20.) We allow RP that is PG based.  This means you can do more but at the same time please keep it safe for work.  If you would not let you parents or your grandparents see it then please do not do it in the RP. 

21.) Powerplaying - "Powerplaying" refers to when a role-player takes control of another person's character that is not their own. The only characters you are allowed to play as, talk as, and control are your own. The only exception to powerplaying, is if you and your partner both agree that you can control one another's character(s).

22.) God modding - The term "God modding" comes from the term "God mode" which can be found in many video games; allowing the player to activate features such as invincibility, unlimited ammo or lives, or similar power boosts. This is a juvenile thing to do, and it will not be tolerated here.

23.) Role-playing is prohibited across most of the forum. Actions are fine, but don't turn it into a story. Roleplays need to stay in the roleplay section of the forum.



If you have any questions about these rules, or believe that a moderation decision has been made in error and wish to appeal, please contact our moderation lead Perry via email ([email protected]), who will be able to address your concerns.
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We at Legends of Equestria are excited to announce another Open Server Weekend for August 8th-10th! This is your opportunity to play Legends of Equestria for a whole weekend, whether you're playing for the first time or checking in to see how things have changed since the last open server.

The servers will open to the public at 12:01am EST on August 8th and close at 11:59pm on the 10th. The game will be available through the downloads page and playable for that whole weekend.

Please note that you must have a forum account before you can log in to the game. It is highly suggested that you register before the 8th, as the servers will be very busy once the weekend starts!
If you don't have an account already, you can register here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register

You can see the system requirements for Legends of Equestria here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=2189.0

Hope you're as excited as we are!
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We are happy to announce that Legends of Equestria staff members will be attending and presenting a panel at BronyCon this summer! One of the largest pony conventions in the US will be held from August 1-3 at the Baltimore Convention Center and the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.

During the panel they will discuss the game and its development, show off various features and answer any questions you may have about the game. If there's anything you've ever wanted to know about the game or even if you'd just like to see how things are going with development feel free to stop by and have a look. When we get specific times and confirm specific panelists, we'll let you know!

Check out BronyCon's website here for more information: http://bronycon.org/.

Hope to see you there!
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We are happy to announce that Legends of Equestria staff members will be attending and presenting a panel at BUCK 2014 this summer! The UK's biggest MLP convention will be held from August 23-24 in Manchester Central Convention Centre.

During the panel they will discuss the game and its development, show off various features and answer any questions you may have about the game. If there's anything you've ever wanted to know about the game or even if you'd just like to see how things are going with development stop by at our panel and have a look.

Check out BUCK's website here for more information: http://buckcon.org/
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Updates Archive / Servers Now Closed
2014 Apr 21, 00:01:36


Hello, everyone!

The Open Server Weekend is now finished! We had a super-fun time, and we learned a lot. I hope you all had fun, and we will be sure to have another open server event soon.

We loved having you playing our game. If you still want to submit screenshots, videos or fanart, feel free to post in this thread here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=9902.0

Thanks again, all!
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This is it! The Legends of Equestria servers are now open! You may now log in to the game and play for the whole weekend!

If you haven't already, here are your options for downloading the game:

Google Drive folder with all current builds as compressed folders and torrents: http://www.watermelon.org/

64 bit version taken down due to issues ~Perry~


You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it may not work!

Disclaimer: Downloading game files from other sites may be unsafe. They may contain viruses.

You can also find these downloads on our downloads page, http://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads

You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it will not work!

Simply sign in with the same username and password that you use on the forums, and there you go!

Feel free to post any livestreams, videos, events, fanart or screenshots on our open server thread, which can be found here: http://tiny.cc/ShareWithEllowee and you may be shared on the Legends of Equestria Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook!

Also, today is the day of the Legends of Equestria panel at BABSCon! If you're attending, why not stop by and give it a look?

Have fun, everyone!
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Hello everyone! You can now download the game in preparation for the Open Server Weekend!

Here's what you'll need to get started!

Forum Account
If you haven't already got one, you can make a forum account at http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register
A forum account is REQUIRED to login and play on the Legends of Equestria servers.



System Requirements
To run our game, you'll need to make sure you have the following:

  • 2 GB ram

  • Dual core processor, somewhere near 2 GHz. A single core processor works, but is not recommended

  • An okay graphics card. If the computer is made after 2007, you'll be fine. The bare minimum would probably be 128 MB vram, DirectX9.0c/OpenGL2.0

  • 1.5 gigabytes of hard drive space

  • OS: Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux





Downloading the Game

More files to be added later on!

You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it may not work!

Disclaimer: Downloading game files from other sites may be unsafe. They may contain viruses.

Please remember, the servers will be opening Friday. This is just to get the game early. You will not be able to login or play until Friday.

You can also find these downloads on our downloads page, http://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads



Commands




































/listfriendsLists all your friends./logoutLogs out of the game.
/playersLists all the players in the room./helpLists all the commands.
/report <player name>Lets you report a player to the moderators. You can also click on a pony to report them./playervisible <true/false>Toggles your player invisible for you only, everyone else can still see you.
/cinemacamera <true/false>Your player will disappear and the camera turns into a camera-fly mode./removeitem <inventoryslot>Removes a game item according to the inventory slot it is in. Starts at 0.
/standMakes your pony stand./sitMakes your pony sit.
/danceMakes your pony dance./unwearallRemoves all items from your pony.
/facehoofMakes your pony facehoof./inventoryOpens your inventory.




Getting to Cloudopolis
In order to get to Cloudopolis, you must travel via the airship in Cantermore!

If you're in Cantermore, travel up the cliff to the airship port and board your way onto the airship.

If you're starting in Ponydale, you must first go to the train station and travel to Cantermore, and then go to the airship port.



Getting to Cantermore
In order to get to Cantermore, you must travel via train from Ponydale or via airship from Cloudopolis!

If you're in Ponydale, you must travel via train. The train station is just past Sugarcane Corner.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport located high up and to the right of the main cloud.



Getting to Ponydale
If you'd like to visit the quaint little town of Ponydale, you must go by train from Cantermore.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport and get to Cantermore.

Once you're in Cantermore, simply go to the train station by by Astral Charm.



Questing
Plenty of NPCs (Non-Player Characters) need help with their tasks! Some give out special prizes if you lend them a helping hoof!

Go up to any NPC, right click, and select "Talk." NPCs have a "..." over their name.

Listen to what they have to say, and be sure to follow their instructions in order to move on in the quest.

At the end, you might get a reward for your kindness!



Battling
Watch out when going to the Evershade Forest! It's home to some scary monsters!

In order to defend yourself against the creatures you'll encounter, try using your special combat abilities!

Earth Ponies have Seismic Buck and Rough Terrain, Unicorns have Rainbow Fields and Magical Arrow, and Pegasi have Dual Cyclone and Gale! All three races have Ground Pound.

When ready, select a creature, a target reticule should appear. Attack the mob by getting in their range and selecting your skill.

When the enemy's health gets to zero, they'll faint! Don't worry though, I'm sure they can just walk it off.



Parties
If you want to form a party with other players, you can right-click them and add them to your party!

Parties are useful for going out and exploring. You never know when you might run into monsters, and there is always safety in numbers!



Trading
Do you have an interesting item that you'd like to give to a friend? Well, you can trade them!

Simply right click on your friend and hit "Trade." The other pony needs to accept your trade for it to continue.

Once accepted, you'll see a screen. Left click and add the item to the trading menu.

When both players are satisfied with the trade, they both must hit "Ready." When both players hit "Ready," a "Done" button will appear. Once both players hit the "Done" button, the trade will be completed.



Stuck Somewhere?
Have no fear! No need to call the moderators! Simply type /stuck or unstuck me and you will be moved to the starting point of the map. (This will not work if you are in combat.)

Not long left, everyone!
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News Archive / One Week Away!
2014 Apr 11, 13:30:52


Hello everyone!
I just wanted to remind you that the Open Server Weekend is coming up a week from today, on April 18th-20th! The game will be available to play that entire weekend.

The servers will open to the public at 12:01am EST on April 18th and close at 11:59pm on the 20th. The game will be available through the downloads page here: http://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads. The game will be available for download on the 17th but the servers will not open until the 18th at 12:01 am EST. Please note that you must have a forum account before you can log in to the servers. It is highly suggested that you register before the 18th, as the servers will be very busy once the weekend starts!
If you don`t have an account already, you can register here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register

You can see the system requirements for Legends of Equestria here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=2189.0

The Open Server weekend will coincide with our panel at BABSCon, 2014. Learn more about our BABSCon panel and game room here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=10534

Hope to see you there!
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Hello everyone! I have a few quick things to tell you about today.

Firstly, I hope you enjoyed our little April Fool's post!

Secondly, our Open Server Weekend is in a little under two weeks! We'll be opening the servers on April 18th 12:01am until April 20th 11:59pm, so make sure that you register ahead of time at our forums so that you can log into the game the moment the servers are available. The game will be available for download a day or two before, but the servers will not open until April 18th, at the times specified above. This way, everyone has the chance to grab the game and log in once the servers open.
Please note that you must have a forum account before you can log in to the game. It is highly suggested that you register before the 18th, as the servers will be very busy once the weekend starts!
If you don't have an account already, you can register here.

Thirdly, I have some more information on BABSCon to share with you!

As announced a few weeks ago, Legends of Equestria will be hosting a Discussion Panel at BABSCon 2014, which begins on April 18th and will end on April 20th to coincide with the Open Server Weekend. Here are some more specifics for those of you attending!

The panel will start at 3:45pm and end at 4:30pm on Friday, April 18th. You can view their full schedule here. We'll have several wonderful team leaders along with plenty of awesome staff members.

I also wanted to let you know that a Legends of Equestria/BABSCon Poster will be available in very limited amounts at the con. You can see it here, and be sure to keep an eye out for it at the con as a charity item! If you would like more information about BABSCon, you can read about the San Francisco MLP Convention here.

What do you want to hear about on the panel? What would you like to see? Feel free to let us know in the comments!
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News Archive / Good news, everyone!
2014 Apr 01, 01:55:02
Hello everyone!

You may have heard about Facebook's recent shopping spree on everything you hold dear.  Well, we have a very special announcement for you today: they didn't stop at the Oculus Rift!

Facebook has bought Legends of Equestria for $1,000,000 US dollars, and that means we're going freemium!

We have already started the process of transferring our game into a cash generator a casual, entertaining game that you can hook up to all of your social networks and send your friends gratuitous amounts of invites!

Here is a behind-the-scenes screenshot!



We accept Paypal, Rupees, and Dogecoin as payment for all of our great freemium content.

We obtained an ultra-exclusive interview with the Team Directors on what they would be doing with their share of the $1,000,000 US dollars:

Cerebrate: I have already purchased NASA, and as soon they finish my rocket I'll be on my way to Jupiter.

Bloomberg: For the first time since I achieved my life-long dream and became a writer, I will be capable of eating something other than ramen.

Kit: I'm going to China to rebuild the Great Pyramids out of recycled horseshoes. This will provide eco-friendly jobs for unemployed ponies and also serve as my bridge to Valhalla.

AnyaSmash: I will make it so that ponies are actually a real thing, like, I will have horses genetically modified so that miniature horses can physically exist in the real world.

Blue Ink: I will be hiring DHX to create the show: My Little Waifu: Derpy is QTπ.

Ellowee: I really see a lot of potential in this new site called Myspace, I think that if I invest in it, I can be really famous!

Hirosashii: I plan on putting it all in a trust fund for my children, so that they may achieve their dreams~

Perry the Pony: I am going to restart Canterlot Gardens 2013! Or whatever year it is!

Herabek: I think that, if I get all this money in dollar bills, I can carry it around in all of my pockets and that means that women will actually notice me!

SavanaPope: According to these numbers, I can purchase 1,254.33 hot tubs, and I plan on putting one inside the other, so when I get out of my hot tub I can step into my other hot tub for a minimum of 1,253.33 hot tub layers.

Vector: I'm planning on buying my own personal hot air balloon for which I will hire someone to man for me to the swiss alps. Once there I'll build my own personal lodge out of curdled cheese from himalayan goats. The bowling alley will have green Jell-o flooring and 5 flat screen TVs that only play the history channel and cartoon network, and the inner gardens will have plants transported from Papua, New Guinea.

Frankie: I'm going to bury it.


Keep an eye out on our social media for updates to this exciting new development! Due for release very soon, Valve Time!

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We're happy to announce that Legends of Equestria staff members will be attending and presenting a panel at the first ever BABSCon this spring! BABSCon is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and well be held during April 18th-20th.

During the panel they will discuss the game, show off various features, and answer whatever questions you may have during their Q&A so be sure to show up and be awesome with them!

For more information about BABSCon 2014, check out their website over here! http://www.babscon.com/

And why should we keep all the fun to ourselves?

During that same weekend, Legends of Equestria is happy to bring you another Open Server!

From April 18th to 20th, you will be able to play the game again. The servers will open to the public at 12:01am EST on April 18th and close at 11:59pm on the 20th. The game will be available through the downloads page.  Please note that you must have a forum account before you can log in to the servers. It is highly suggested that you register before the 18th, as the servers will be very busy once the weekend starts!
If you don`t have an account already, you can register here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register
You can see the system requirements for Legends of Equestria here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=2189.0

Hope to see you there, everyone!

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Hello everyone!

We're happy to announce that Legends of Equestria staff members will be attending and presenting a panel at Everfree Northwest this summer!

During the panel they will discuss the game, show off various features, and answer whatever questions you may have during their Q&A. Additionally, the game will also be available to play in Everfree Northwest's gaming room.
The convention, now in its third year, will be held in Seattle from July 4th to July 6th, so make sure to head over to their website for more information! www.everfreenw.com

Hope to see you there!
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Hello everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know that representatives from the Legends of Equestria team will be appearing on the Media Index podcast this Friday at 8 pm CST. We will be talking all about the recent Open Server Weekend and what it`s like to develop the game! You will have a chance to ask questions about the game, the Open Server, and anything else you like! Tune in here: http://www.livestream.com/mediaindex

We hope to see you there!

Also, a quick Public Relations announcement! PR Applications will no longer be accepted after this coming Monday, Feb. 3rd, so get your applications in sooner rather than later. Additionally, those who have applied to Public Relations will be receiving responses in the coming days.

Thanks for reading!
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Hello, everyone!

Thank you for playing on our open server! We had a super-fun time, and we learned a lot. I hope you all had fun, and we will be sure to have another open server event soon.

We loved having you playing out game. If you want to submit screenshots, videos, or otherwise, feel free to post in this thread here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=9902.0

Thanks again, all!
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Updates Archive / Four hour extension!
2014 Jan 27, 00:58:16
Our servers were down for a little while today, but we have fixed that issue in addition to the log in problem! You can now fairly consistently log in without issue. In exchange for the down time, we would like to give you just a little more time on the servers... 4 hours more, until 4 am EST! Have fun, everyone!  :D
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Updates Archive / The servers are now open!
2014 Jan 24, 00:19:57


The open server weekend is finally upon us, everyone! You may now log in to the game and play!

Here are your options for downloading the game:
Here is the Google Drive folder containing all of the game builds at the moment.

You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it will not work!

Sign in with your username and password that you use on the forums, and there you go!

The servers that you can play on are Levade, Ballotade, Capriole, Piaffe, and Croupade.

If you are livestreaming the game, making a video, event, or fanart, you can feel free to post about it in the thread for it here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=9902.msg751301#msg751301 and you may be shared on the Legends of Equestria Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook!

Have a fun weekend, everyone!
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Hey there! Are you excited to play Legends of Equestria?

Here's what you'll need to get started!

System Requirements
To run our game, you'll need to make sure you have the following:

  • 2 GB ram

  • Dual core processor, somewhere near 2 GHz. A single core processor works, but is not recommended

  • An okay graphics card. If the computer is made after 2007, you'll be fine. The bare minimum would probably be 128 MB vram, DirectX9.0c/OpenGL2.0

  • 1.5 gigabytes of hard drive space

  • OS: Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux




Downloading the Game
Here is the Google Drive folder containing all of the game builds at the moment. We will continue adding to this folder throughout the day.


Please note that when you click on an icon, the "error" is just for the file preview. Click on the Download button in the lower right.

You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it will not work!

Disclaimer: Downloading game files from other sites may be unsafe. They may contain viruses.

Please remember, the servers will be opening Friday. This is just to get the game early. You will not be able to login or play until Friday.



Commands




































/listfriendsLists all your friends./logoutLogs out of the game.
/playersLists all the players in the room./helpLists all the commands.
/report <player name>Lets you report a player to the moderators. You can also click on a pony to report them./playervisible <true/false>Toggles your player invisible for you only, everyone else can still see you.
/cinemacamera <true/false>Your player will disappear and the camera turns into a camera-fly mode./removeitem <inventoryslot>Removes a game item according to the inventory slot it is in. Starts at 0.
/standMakes your pony stand./sitMakes your pony sit.
/danceMakes your pony dance./unwearallRemoves all items from your pony.
/facehoofMakes your pony facehoof./inventoryOpens your inventory.




Getting to Cloudopolis
In order to get to Cloudopolis, you must travel via the airship in Cantermore!

If you're in Cantermore, travel up the cliff to the airship port and board your way onto the airship.

If you're starting in Ponydale, you must first go to the train station and travel to Cantermore, and then go to the airship port.



Getting to Cantermore
In order to get to Cantermore, you must travel via train from Ponydale or via airship from Cloudopolis!

If you're in Ponydale, you must travel via train. The train station is just past Sugarcane Corner.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport located high up and to the right of the main cloud.



Getting to Ponydale
If you'd like to visit the quaint little town of Ponydale, you must go by train from Cantermore.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport and get to Cantermore.

Once you're in Cantermore, simply go to the train station by by Astral Charm.



Questing
Plenty of NPCs (Non-Player Characters) need help with their tasks! Some give out special prizes if you lend them a helping hoof!

Go up to any NPC, right click, and select "Talk." NPCs have a "..." over their name.

Listen to what they have to say, and be sure to follow their instructions in order to move on in the quest.

At the end, you might get a reward for your kindness!



Battling
Watch out when going to the Evershade Forest! It's home to some scary monsters!

In order to defend yourself against the creatures you'll encounter, try using your special combat abilities!

Earth Ponies have Seismic Buck, Unicorns have Rainbow Fields, and Pegasi have Dual Cyclone! All three races have Ground Pound.

When ready, select a creature, a target reticule should appear. Attack the mob by getting in their range and selecting your skill.

When the enemy's health gets to zero, they'll faint! Don't worry though, I'm sure they can just walk it off.



Trading
Do you have an interesting item that you'd like to give to a friend? Well, you can trade them!

Simply right click on your friend and hit "Trade." The other pony needs to accept your trade for it to continue.

Once accepted, you'll see a screen. Left click and add the item to the trading menu.

When both players are satisfied with the trade, they both must hit "Ready." When both players hit "Ready," a "Done" button will appear. Once both players hit the "Done" button, the trade will be completed.



Stuck Somewhere?
Have no fear! No need to call the moderators! Simply type /stuck or unstuck me and you will be moved to the starting point of the map. (This will not work if you are in combat.)
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Hello everyone!

I would like to remind you all that we are opening the servers in 5 days, on the first minute of the 24th, EST!
THE GAME WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON THE 23rd, BUT THE SERVERS WILL NOT BE OPEN UNTIL THE 24th AT 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time. This is so you can start playing the minute the servers open and everyone can have enough time to download the game.

PLEASE REMEMBER that you must be registered on our forums in order to access the game once the servers open. It is more likely that you will have a secure spot in the game if you register before the 24th. You register at: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register

Also, Legends of Equestria is now recruiting!

If you're interested in game development, passionate about ponies, or simply need a hobby which will put your talents to use, please feel free to send us an email! We are currently accepting applications for the following departments: Concept Artists, 3D Modelers/Animators, Texture Artists, Public Relations, Server Managers, Programmers, and Web Designers. All applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

Here are some guidelines for applying:

CONCEPT ARTISTS
Applicants must be comfortable drawing building exteriors, interiors, environmental art, and creatures in the style of the show. In order to apply for a concept artist position, please email [email protected]. Your email should consist of a link to your online portfolio, your Skype username, your primary email address, the amount of time you're able to devote to Legends of Equestria, and your reason for wanting to join the project. Please note that your portfolio should include something other than My Little Pony fan art.

ANIMATORS and MODELERS
To apply for the 3D team, please email [email protected] with links to examples of your skills. Any additional unrelated, high quality designs you have done helps too. Applicants must have working knowledge of 3D modeling and/or animating and be willing to learn, design critically, and give and take critique. It is preferred that applicants have a specialty in organic modeling, 3D animation and rigging, terraforming, or any combination thereof. Please include how much time you are able to devote to Legends of Equestria, as well as a list of programs that you use.

TEXTURE ARTISTS
Applicants must be able to produce textures and graphics in the style of the show, have experience working with color, an adequate amount of time they are willing to devote to Legends of Equestria, and a willingness to follow directions from their team leaders. Experience in unwrapping and texturing models is favorable, but not required. In order to apply for a texture artist position, please email [email protected] and [email protected] with examples of your work, and a description of your skills/experience in digital art. Examples of environmental and architectural work are preferable. Please also list the programs you use within the email, as well as the reason you are interested in joining Legends of Equestria.

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Applicants must have excellent writing and social media skills. Knowledge of journalism, social media analytics, and public speaking optimal, but not required. In order to apply for a public relations position, please email [email protected] with a short writing sample explaining your qualifications and drive.

DESIGNERS
To apply for the design team, please email [email protected] with examples of design materials, as well as how much time you are able to devote to the project. Examples should include design documents which focus on gameplay mechanics, systems, and the equations and numbers which make those systems tick. Potential design team members should be able to contribute to discussions about a wide range of complex design topics related to a MMORPG, as well as independently write or sketch complex design documents which focus on attribute balance and gameplay integration. Please note that extensive fan fiction or creative writing work does not consist of the type of materials that I am looking for.

MAP/LEVEL DESIGNERS
Map/ level designers should have drawn work (hand or digital) of macro or micro scale level designs which factor in standard gaming conventions such as pathing, points of interest, mob spawns, elevation, framing, terrain features, quest potential, etc. Previous experience in a 3D engine (Unity, Unreal) is highly sought after. Map/level designers should expect to be trained in Unity to allow the implementation and editing of their designs. Please email [email protected]ndsofequestria.com with examples of your work.

SERVER MANAGERS
Server managers will be responsible for the administration and support of Linux based systems. You must provide Linux server support and will be expected to contribute to the documentation and maintenance of the Legends of Equestria game servers. Also, you must be willing to document procedures when setting up new servers. Work with the programming team. Experience with Bash scripting required. Please email [email protected] with a list of your qualifications and your Skype username.

PROGRAMMERS
Potential programmers should be proficient in C# and the use of code to design working mechanics applicable to a 3D MMO environment. Experience and integration in Unity 3D is extremely helpful. To apply please send relevant examples of creative code design and a list of software you use/know to [email protected].

WEB DESIGNERS/ DEVELOPERS
Web Designers/Developers will be responsible for the look and feel of the Legends of Equestria website and forums. Applicants should have a proficient understanding of design, usability and ease of navigation, as well as website maintenance and content management. The ability to code using HTML, CSS, and PHP is also required. Experience with JavaScript and AJAX is a plus. Please email [email protected] with your Skype username, a brief list of your knowledge in web design and development, and how much time you'd be willing to dedicate to the project.

Thank you for reading, and can't wait to see you at the open server!
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Hello everyone!

Legends of Equestria will be featured on the January 11th episode of Bronyville! Bronyville is a popular pony podcast which has featured many notable guests!  In their own words, "Join two bronies, Apple Cider and Chef Sandy, as they discuss episodes, culture, community events, and a ton more."

Legends of Equestria and Bronyville will be talking about many interesting aspects of the game and of game development, as well as chatting about the upcoming open server.

You can find the live show on January 11th at Noon PST/2pm Central/3pm EST here: http://justin.tv/bronyvillepodcast

Hope to see you there!
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Hello everyone! Today I would like to tell you about an amazing event our friends at BlueScreenBronies, Omnigamer, and Gaming Colts are putting on. We will be featured on the stream tomorrow in an interview and showing off the game, Saturday the 21st of December at 3pm EST! I hope you all can make it!

Here is more information about the fantastic event from BlueScreenBronies' tumblr:

Attention Gamers, Bronies, & Brony Gamers!


Our show, "Bluescreen Bronies" is hosting our second annual charity drive, this year's charity is "Child's Play" with a goal of $3000! To accomplish this we will be streaming live 48 hours of gaming, interviews, and musical guests beginning Friday, December 20 9PM EST continuing through Sunday, December 22 9PM EST. This time we'll have help from the Gaming Colts (http://www.thegamingcolts.com/) and Omnigamer (http://www.omnigamer.com/)! Guests like Anneli Heed, Josefina Hylen, Laura Shigihara, Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi & the TOME Cast, Amy Keating Rodgers, and more will be joining us as well as some great bronies and independent studios, such as Starlight Studios and Legends of Equestria. There just so many wonderful people that are attending, we would like to extend our thanks to them. In addition, there will be scheduled prize giveaways at both random and regular interval which include, but are not limited to, SteamCash, video games, random prize packs, and more!

The full schedule is located here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvQ8FZebKH2idGowenFxNWtFVTZCU2g1YlF2V3RCSkE&usp=sharing

Guest List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvQ8FZebKH2idERHU2tnZG1mWEo3QmkwZzZud2RyMkE&usp=sharing

Prize List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvQ8FZebKH2idGxpb3oteFJVUkFTWkU3Q3o4ZmxPS3c&usp=sharing

Come join us for an exciting 48 hour stream that will not only entertain you, but torture Draco for Charity! That's right Draco will be playing Superman 64 for a full hour, willingly! He's crazy about this cause people so help him by donating as much as possible!

Stream will be located at: http://livestre.am/2ejYp and starts at 9pm EST Friday! If you have any questions or wish to donate to the cause email us at [email protected]

May the Season's Warmth be with you all!

Bluescreen Bronies, GamingColts, OmniGamer

As seen here: http://bluescreenbronies.tumblr.com/post/70463336671/attention-gamers-bronies-brony-gamers

Thanks for reading, everyone! Hope to see you there!
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Hello everyone! I have something very special to announce today!

We at Legends of Equestria are excited to announce another Open Server Weekend for January 24th-26th! The game will be available to play that entire weekend.

The servers will open to the public at 12:01am EST on January 24th and close at 11:59pm on the 26th. The game will be available through the downloads page.  Please note that you must have a forum account before you can log in to the game. It is highly suggested that you register before the 24th, as the servers will be very busy once the weekend starts!
If you don`t have an account already, you can register here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register

You can see the system requirements for Legends of Equestria here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=2189.0

The Open Server weekend will coincide with our panel at Ohayocon, 2014! You can learn more about our first convention appearance of 2014 here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=9451